In 1998, she began to develop her own series of work titled "Creative
Seating Series" because of her desire to combine aesthetics and function.
Ideally she wants to create
art that encourages the public to explore the work physically. Concrete became her medium of
choice - a structural medium that can be artistically manipulated and is capable of withstanding
physical contact and the stress and wear of the natural elements.
She later became a licensed building contractor to satisfy her interest in the
structural aspects of the large scale projects she was developing.
Currently she has combined her artistic and building skills to create highly artistic
concrete counter tops that incorporate tile mosaics, acid staining, and decorative cut
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